HTC set to debut 'U11 Life' handset later this year

HTC U11 Life

HTC set to debut 'U11 Life' handset later this year

However, the smartphone will be known under the HTC U11 Life brand name. The update is supposed to bring a few new features that weren't available in the HTC U11 at launch, such as improved video recording and connectivity features. However, now it looks like the company is planning on launching yet another device in the market by the end of this year called the HTC U11 Life.

The U11 Life was previously revealed in a report that detailed its specifications and had the code-name Ocean Life. Of course, the HTC U11 Life is no Galaxy Note 8 or LG V30 killer.

The 5.2-inch display is to obviously support Full HD content, with 32GB internal storage, microSD expansion, IP67 certification for water and dust resistance, and bundled USonic earbuds with active noise cancellation wrapping up a respectable list of features. Unfortunately, we have heard no word on the RAM capacity of the device. The rear side of the smartphone is also flanked with a 16-megapixel camera that is coupled with phase detection autofocus.

Talking about the battery unit, surprisingly it is said to pack a small 2, 600mAh battery.

The handset runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Sense UI 9.0 skin on the top. Notably, rumors have it, just like the HTC U11, the HTC U11 Lite will also have the Edge Sense technology. If this is the case, there is a high possibility that the phone will not have a headphone jack and will instead rely on a USB Type C port for charging and audio output. Yup, the squeezable Edge Sense feature is tipped to expand from the standard, expensive U11 to this presumably affordable U11 Life variant.

The report has not shed any light on the pricing of the smartphone, but it is expected to make a debut exclusively through T-Mobile.

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